Pages from the Past - From our 134-year Archives for June 6, 2021

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Published Sunday, June 6, 2021

Pages from the Past

15 Year Ago

June 9, 2006

  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: The Wild Horse Post Office received an award for the "Best Overall Scanning Performance at the meeting in Denver. A plaque is hanging in the post office. Susie Paintin and her assistant, Candi Chamberlin, do a nice job.
  • Keagan Gonzales, Eads Middle School, was one of five sixth grade students chosen to attend the Junior National Leadership  Conference held in Washington D.C.
  • Prairie Pines Assisted Living Community accepted its first resident.

25 Years Ago

June 7, 1996

  • Up to seven tornadoes were reported in eastern Kiowa County, with as many as three on the ground at once. By Saturday morning, insurance companies had already established waiting lists to evaluate property damage.
  • Kiowa County was given a $11,200 grant to conduct a technical survey and complete a Colorado Historical Society Historic building inventory record and a State Register of Historic Properties nomination form for the 1915 Bransgrove Building.

40 Years Ago

June 5, 1981

  • Resolution: Kiowa County will have jurisdiction of the disposal site and will be open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Any unauthorized persons caught disposing outside this disposal site will be punished by fine.
  • From the Sheriff Desk- Floyd Griswold: Haswell 3 to 4 inches of rain fell flooding basements and roads.

50 Years Ago

June 4, 1971

  • Stock water pit built on the Rudoph & Wollert ranch will pick up and store water from a diversion on the Ed Negley farm. The project was cost-shared through REAP program and Great Plains Conservation Program.

75 Years Ago

May 24, 1946

  • A.F. Wenger, former County Commissioner, has completed arrangements for the purchase of the Farmers Union Elevator in Eads.

100 Years Ago

May 27, 1921

  • Sheriff McCracken captured three booze manufacturers and placed them in the county jail in Eads. They were taken to Sheridan Lake and tried before Justice Moss. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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